Key dates:

Feb 1 2023 Registration opens
Mar 1 2023 Abstract submission opens
May 25 2023 Abstract submission closes
June 5 2023 Early-bird registration closes
July 1 2023 Deadline for late-breaking posters
Aug 31 2023 Deadline for registration
Sept 14-16 2023 Physiology in Focus



Pre-meetings on September 14

The information on this page is updated continuously.


Early Career Physiologists pre-meeting

Chair: Kattri-Liis Eskla, University of Tartu, Estonia

9:00-9:45 David Eisner, University of Manchester, UK - "Data Reproducibility"
9:55-10:45 Mathis Korseberg Stokke, University of Oslo, Norway  - "Bridging between basic and clinical research to improve translatability"

Chair: Joakim Armstrong Bastrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Panel discussion with Krista Rantanen (The Baker Company, US and The Francis Crick Institute, UK), Mathis Korseberg Stokke (University of Oslo, Norway), William E. Louch  (University of Oslo, Norway), and Nina Ullrich (Heidelberg University, Germany). 

Panel discussion includes 4 speakers, plus a chair. The speakers would have 10 min each to tell their career story, followed by the panel discussion. The keywords here would be how to start your lab; how to negotiate to get what you need; translating your research to the clinic, moving abroad to start your lab; differences between working in academia and industry.

Cardiac Muscle

Cardiac sodium homeostasis

Chair: Professor Andrew Trafford, University of Manchester, UK

13:15-15:00 session
1. Davor Pavlovic, University of Birmingham, UK 
2. Kirstine Calloe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
3. Carol Ann Remme, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands
Show-and-tell, ECR-s on the podium*
15:00-15:30 Coffee break

*Show-and-tell: This event is dedicated to ECR-s who can make a short presentation ~3-5 minutes to find potential collaborators or get some feedback on specific questions. This will hopefully start discussions during the following coffee break after the session. Thus, ECR-s can make new valuable connections among other researchers.

EC coupling

Chair: Professor William Louch, University of Oslo, Norway

15:30-17:15 session

1. Mathis Stokke, University of Oslo, Norway 
2. Nina Ullrich, Heidelberg University, Germany 
3. TBC
4. Martin Laasmaa, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Comparative Physiology

The regulation and function of seasonal quiescent states in animals: a comparative approach

Organisers and chairs: David Hazlerigg, University of Tromsø, Norway; Sjannie Lefevre, University of Oslo, Norway; Rikke Birkedal, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Tobias Wang, Aarhus University, Denmark


1. Sylvain Giroud, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria – dormouse hibernation
2. Philip Lehmann, Stockholm University, Sweden – butterfly diapause
3. Shona Wood, University of Tromsø, Norway – brain hibernation


Neuronal plasticity in health and disease

13:15 Welcome by the organizers

13:15-13:45 Pietro Baldelli, University of Genova, Italy "A new master transcriptional regulator of homeostatic plasticity

13:45-14:15 Maria Lindskog, Uppsala University, Sweden “The synapse as the gearbox of the brain

14:15-14:45 Kattri-Liis Eskla, University of Tartu,  Estonia "Hypothermia alleviates reductive stress, a novel and largely overlooked phenomenon at the root of ischemia reperfusion injury"

14:45-15:00 SPS Early career researcher selected from submitted abstracts

15:00-15:30 Break with coffee/Tea

Chair: Fabio Benfenati, University of Genova, Italy

15:30-16:00 Patricia Molina, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain “Searching for differential behavioral, physiological, and transcriptomic responses to distinct predominantly emotional stressors

16:00-16:30 Maria Ryazantseva, University of Helsinki, Finland “Chronic stress affects amygdala excitability by downregulation of kainate receptor subunit Gluk1

16:30-17:00 Mai Marie Holm, Aarhus University, Denmark “Synaptic plasticity, proteome changes and astrocyte dynamics in a mouse migraine model

17:00 FEPS Early career researcher selected from submitted abstracts

Renal Physiology

Epithelial, Membrane Transport and Renal Physiology – a great opportunity for ECR to present their data

Tentative program

Chairs: Henrik Dimke (Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark); Jenny Nyström (Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

13:15-15:00 session

13:15-13:20 Welcome by Henrik Dimke and Jenny Nyström

13:20-13:40 Selected from abstracts

13:40-14:00 Selected from abstracts

14:00-14:20 Selected from abstracts

14:20-14:40 Selected from abstracts

14:40-15:00 Selected from abstracts

15:00-15:30 Coffee

15:30-17:00 session

15:30-15:50 Selected from abstracts

15:50-16:10 Selected from abstracts

16:10-16:30 Selected from abstracts

16:30-16:50 Selected from abstracts

16:50-17:00 Concluding remarks 

Skeletal Muscle

Exercise physiology – empowering muscle function beyond state-of-the-art….

13:15-13:25 Welcome by Johanna Lanner, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

13:25- 14:05 Prof. Truls Raastad, Norwegian School Sport Sciences, Norway "Muscle quality and muscle mass – impact on force generating capacity and adaptations to training, ageing and immobilization"

14:05-14:30 Dr Tomas Venckunas, Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuania "Muscle (dis)adaptation with extreme ultrarunning”

14:30-14:45 Selected from abstracts

14:45-15:00 Selected from abstracts

15:00-15:30 Coffee

M for muscle, mitochondria, metabolism and muscle memory

15:30-16:00 Dr Marta Murgia, Max Planck Institute, Germany “What happens to muscle mitochondria during spaceflight? A proteomic approach to inactivity and unloading”

16:00-16:15 Selected from abstracts

16:15-16:30 Selected from abstracts

16:30-16:45 Selected from abstracts

16:45-17:15 Jean Farup, Aarhus University, Denmark “Spatial mapping of intercellular cross-talk in the skeletal muscle microenvironment”

17:00 Concluding remarks → Mingle and network with drinks